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UK Government Supports Smart Buildings with BIM Level 3 Funding

While a tax on sugary drinks may have captured most of the attention from the UK government’s 2016 Budget announcement this month, there was a more interesting element for the construction industry – at least for those not addicted to sugary drinks! To the surprise of many in the sector, the document included an explicit statement of intent when it comes to developing Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 3. “The government will develop the next digital standard for the construction sector – Building Information Modelling 3 – to save owners of built assets billions of pounds a year in unnecessary costs, and maintain the UK’s global leadership in digital construction”. Level 3 BIM is currently seen as the “holy grail” for building design. It represents full collaboration between all disciplines by means of using a single, shared project model that is held in a centralised repository. All parties can access and modify that same model, […]

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